McGee has reformed from his Shaqtin’ A Fool days, and was a useful cog in Golden State’s rotation as a backup big man.
More importantly, we are getting a better idea of who will be playing around LeBron as he enters his first season playing in the Western Conference. The Lakers have so few players under contract for next season, it was always likely that we were going to see a lot of moves in Los Angeles after the first big free agent signing.
Does McGee move the needle in the Western Conference for Los Angeles? Is he a starting-caliber player? Yes to the former and no to the latter. The Lakers still have work to do if they want to contend in the Western Conference against the likes of the Warriors and Houston Rockets.